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Masai Mara National Park

BIOPAMA: Conserving the world’s biodiversity hotspots by investing in the capacity of people

From the wide expanses of deep blue ocean and rugged jungle-clad volcanic peaks of the Pacific, to the rolling golden savannah and lush green of dense tropical rainforest in Africa, to the shimmering aquamarine waters and white sands of the Caribbean, countries in the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) regions harbour some of the most stunning, and endangered, biodiversity on earth. …  

05 Mar 2014 | Article

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Tony O'Keeffe

A perspective: what BIOPAMA brings to the Pacific

"While BIOPAMA is focused on protected areas, the Pacific context triggers a need to rethink the limits of the conventional definition."  by Tony O'Keeffe, Protected Areas Coordinator, BIOPAMA Programme, IUCN …  

04 Mar 2014 | Article
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Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Progress update: moving on from CITES CoP 16

Almost a year after CITES Cop 16, member countries in the Pacific are meeting to prepare for the listing of seven shark and ray species on Appendix II of CITES this September. …  

13 Feb 2014 | Article

Bruguiera swamp at Nasoata Island.

Nasoata for international wetlands list

Nasoata Island, in the Province of Rewa in Fiji, is a proposed Wetland of International Importance. Discussions are currently underway between the Fiji Government, SPREP, USP, IUCN and other partners about applying for its listing on the Ramsar Convention.   …  

13 Feb 2014 | News story

Laniana Bainimua, IUCN Oceania

Remembering one of our own

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of a colleague and dear friend, Mrs Laniana Bainimua, who left us on 29 December 2013. La was one of the few who joined the regional office a year after its establishment in 2007. She worked as our janitor for a total of six years and was affectionately regarded by everyone. …  

14 Jan 2014 | Article
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Transport is the Pacific’s largest energy use, consuming 48% of Pacific fossil fuel imports. Sea transport is a significant component.

Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport launched

The University of the South Pacific and IUCN have joined forces to launch an Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport. …  

13 Dec 2013 | News story

Fiji’s Minister of Environment and Attorney General, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighting the ten key actions during the conference

IUCN applauds ‘ten key actions’ for Pacific conservation

IUCN applauds the declaration of ‘ten key actions’ made today by high-level representatives from government, the private sector and civil society at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story

Viliame stuck in mud during the survey.

Locals need not rely so much on external consultants

“Pacific Islanders do not need to rely so much on external consultants," says Dr. Milika Sobey, Water and Wetlands Programme Coordinator of IUCN Oceania Regional Office while speaking at a panel discussion this week at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.   …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story

Taholo Kami at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas held in Suva, Fiji.

Chair of conservation roundtable announced

Mr. Taholo Kami, the Regional Director of IUCN Oceania Regional Office, was officially handed back the title of Chair of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation this morning at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.   …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story
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